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Employment Brief - Spring 2017: Case Law
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2017

In Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) held that Title VII of


Fenwick Employment Brief Winter 2017: Case Law
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2017

On January 13, 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted review in three cases presenting the issue of whether class and collective action


The Ninth Circuit Addresses the Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2016

This week, the Ninth Circuit clarified the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in upholding the defendant’s criminal conviction in United


New EU Regulations' Implications for U.S. Businesses
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • February 8 2016

The world of data privacy and cybersecurity in the Europe Union has become awash with new regulation and other fundamental changes over the last few


Court Upholds Use of Class Member Contact Info to Solicit Clients
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

In Hernandez v. Best Buy, a federal magistrate judge in Southern California denied Best Buy’s motion to impose sanctions on a plaintiff’s attorney


Ninth Circuit Sides with EEOC’s Demand for Employee Contact Information
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

In EEOC v. McLane, the Ninth Circuit held that an employer must comply with an EEOC subpoena seeking “pedigree information” (name, social security


Bag Checks for Apple Employees Not Compensable Time
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

Apple Inc. recently convinced a California federal district court to dismiss a certified class action alleging that Apple had a legal duty to pay


Taking Too Long to Accommodate Disabled Employee Can Be Fatal to Summary Judgment
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

In Gupta v. IBM, a high-level IBM employee sought accommodations for his back problems, including business-class air travel and special ergonomic


Game of phones: employer-issued smartphones and employee Fifth Amendment protections
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2015

A recent court decision holding that employees can claim the Fifth Amendment and refuse to unlock password-protected smartphones, even though the


Chipotle sued in class action for FCRA violations
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2015

A recent class action lawsuit in California federal court alleges that Chipotle buried its Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") disclosure in its